Chairman, President and CEO
John Luth is the founding partner and chief executive of the Seabury Group. Mr. Luth leads major aviation and aerospace advisory assignments, and has advised on over $50 billion of new aircraft orders, over $30 billion of debt and equity capital transactions, and led airline restructurings involving over $50 billion of obligations.
Most recently, Mr. Luth led an out-of-court restructuring for Republic Airways’ regional jet subsidiary, Chautauqua Airlines (2012), and Frontier Airlines (2011), assisted a major Middle East carrier with respect to NewGen widebody orders (2011), and completed a highly successful NewGen widebody aircraft campaign for Cathay Pacific Airways (in 2010), the later resulting in Cathay ordering 30 firm A350s and six firm 777s. Mr. Luth led similar efforts for Air Canada leading to an order of 60 firm and option 787s and 18/18 firm/option 777s and assisted US Airways on renegotiating billions of new aircraft orders (2010). In 2009, Mr. Luth led capital raises for Air Canada ($1.0 billion) that was coupled with a $500 million annual cost reduction program organized and directed by Seabury, and raised $1.1 billion that year for US Airways Group Inc. in the midst of a global credit crisis. Mr. Luth also completed in 2009 successful M&A assignments for two smaller US carriers. He led the Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring (2005-2007), including securing $750 million of new equity, $1.2 billion of exit debt financing and restructuring of over $10 billion of debt and lease obligations.
Vice Chairman, Seabury Group
Mike Cox joined the Seabury Group as a partner in April 1998. He has over 25 years of airline and aviation-related experience. At Seabury, Mr. Cox has advised numerous airline clients on a variety of projects, including airline treasury, corporate finance, and airline restructuring. Recent engagements have included leading the Seabury team in successfully restructuring the aircraft debt/lease restructuring efforts for the successful reorganization efforts at US Airways, Air Canada and Northwest Airlines. Mr. Cox led the successful out-of-court restructuring of South African Airways resulting in a profitable fiscal year ending March 31, 2008 after losing over 1 billion ZAR the year before. Mr. Cox also advised Frontier Airlines in its Chapter 11 reorganization efforts.
Chief Operating Officer, Seabury Group
Martin R. Kuehne joined Seabury Group in 2008 as Managing Director, Human Capital and became the Chief Operating Officer for Seabury Group in 2011. Mr. Kuehne has extensive expertise in maximizing the potential of people, business processes and Human Resource programs to produce superior business results. With over 25 years of experience in a variety of human capital fields.
Chairman of Seabury Asia
David Turnbull joined Seabury Aviation & Aerospace as Chairman of Seabury Asia in November 2008. Mr. Turnbull has been Chairman of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited since January 2008 and became Executive Chairman in July 2008. He was with the Swire Group for 30 years, where he was the immediate past Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., Swire Pacific Ltd. and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd.
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Seabury Group
John R. Kuehne joined Seabury group as a Managing Principal, specializing in Workforce Analytics in 2008 and added the additional duties of CFO for the Seabury group in 2009. Mr. Kuehne’s analytical background provides meaningful financial metrics that identify the key leverage points necessary to improve the time and precision of the business decision making process. He has extensive expertise in understanding corporate labor cost and business structures.
Managing Director, Global Head of Consulting
David Spurlock is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Seabury Consulting division. Mr. Spurlock has 10 years of experience in airline senior executive positions. His experience spans corporate strategy and commercial activities with emphasis on fleet, network and revenue management.
Mr. Spurlock's most recent assignment has been leading the Seabury team advising a large North American network carrier on its competitive tender for a large order of new widebody and narrowbody aircraft.
Managing Director, Head of Europe and Middle East Consulting
Jonathan Sullivan leads Seabury Consulting’s efforts in Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Sullivan joined Seabury in 2002 and while at Seabury Mr. Sullivan has worked on a wide range of issues at airline clients around the world. Since joining Seabury he has participated in several successful airline turn-arounds, as well as a host of consulting engagements covering strategic reviews, commercial performance boosts, cost reduction mandates, mergers & acquisitions advisory, due diligence screenings, aircraft purchase (re)-negotiations, strategic sourcing negotiations, financial advisory, and program office management.
Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Consulting
Myles Goeller is a Managing Director and the head of Seabury’s Asia-Pacific consulting practice. Mr. Goeller has 15 years of strategy consulting experience, with over 10 years focused on the aviation and broader transportation industries. He has worked with a wide range of global airlines, MROs, governments and other aviation industry participants on strategic, commercial and operational projects. Mr. Goeller has worked exclusively with airlines and other aviation participants in the Asia-Pacific region for the past 7 years, including leading network and low-cost carriers.
Greg Durst joined Seabury in October 2011 as Executive Director to deepen the firm’s client relationships in aviation and related sectors and to grow capacity from a human capital perspective.
Mr. Durst has over 20 years of professional experience which includes strategy consulting, private equity investment, general management, corporate finance and entrepreneurship development. Mr. Durst has worked in a broad range of industries, including airlines, energy mining and minerals, technology and financial services.
Mr. Jansen has more than 17 years of experience in the air cargo industry and is currently head of Seabury’s Cargo Advisory practice. He has a proven ability to support clients in achieving change and performance boosts in dozens of projects across the globe. His expertise includes fleet and network strategy, commercial strategy, revenue management, sales & marketing. He is co-founder of WorldACD, a leading data provider to the air cargo business. He was partner of a management consulting firm that specialized in change management and reorganizations, in particular in the air cargo industry. He started his career with KLM Cargo Revenue Management and Network Optimization. He is educated as an M.Sc. in Operations Research & Statistics.
Josh rejoined Seabury in 2008. He has extensive expertise integrating business processes and Human Resources to produce exceptional results. For the last 10 years he has worked in a variety of human capital fields, including multinational financial turnarounds, merger and acquisition integration, restructurings and bankruptcy. He has worked as an executive in airport retail and his management consulting experience includes work a wide variety of privately held and publicly traded organizations in industry sectors including transportation, financial services, gaming, and retail.
Frank Martin is a Principal at Seabury Group. He joined the firm in October 2006 from SR Technics Group in Switzerland where he held the position as Vice President of Marketing. He has more than 10 years of experience within the aviation industry, primarily in asset management, business development, sales and marketing with Airbus, Lufthansa, Iberia and SR Technics.
Senior Vice President
Kathy is an Executive Director in Seabury Compensation practice and the in-house expert on executive compensation. Kathy has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of base, annual incentive and equity-based compensation programs, sales incentive programs, supplemental executive benefit programs, executive employment/change in control agreements, and board of directors compensation. Kathy also has expertise in international and expatriate compensation.
Senior Vice President, Aerospace
Alain Carcasses joined Seabury in 2010.
Alain has been working for 27 years in the Aeronautical Industry in most of the technical functions and disciplines, as well as in executive positions in Airbus Operations and Customer Services and Aeroconseil.
Prior to joining Seabury, Alain was Chief Executive Officer of Aeroconseil (an aeronautics engineering service provider specialized in flight physics, systems engineering modifications, asset management and continuous airworthiness) from 2008 to early 2010 and developed among other a Cabin Turnkey offer for refurbishment and FOQA services.
Senior Vice President
Joined Seabury in January 2007 with 12 years experience in air cargo consulting and 5 years in air cargo management functions. Successfully conducted assignments with leading air cargo carriers, integrators, forwarders, and airports around the world. Former partner with a management consulting firm with dedicated focus on the air cargo industry. Line management experience at KLM Cargo and responsible for revenue management globally. Various commercial functions in marketing, pricing, sales support and alliances. Mr. Bloemen is a frequent speaker at air cargo related conferences on air cargo developments and trends. MBA graduate from Nijenrode University in The Netherlands Mr. Bloemen is fluent in Spanish.
Senior Vice President
Dr. Jesko Neuenburg is a Senior Vice President is Seabury’s London office. He joined Seabury Group in January 2008. His consulting experience includes a focus on strategy, business planning, revenue enhancement and operational improvement and Dr. Neuenburg has developed a broad understanding of the competitive dynamics and macroeconomic factors influencing the aviation business.
Senior Vice President
Stephen Strange has over 10 years of aviation operating and advisory experience, and has been with the Seabury Consulting team since August 2006. While at Seabury, Mr. Strange has worked with clients around the world on projects spanning fleet acquisition, commercial strategy, business and financial planning, operational improvement, restructuring, investor due diligence, vendor negotiations, and market forecasting.
Ian Fisher is a Vice President in Seabury’s Hong Kong office. He joined Seabury in 2005. While at Seabury Mr. Fisher has worked on a range of issues at clients around the world, including cost reduction mandates, labor strategy, revenue enhancement, operational and strategic reviews. He has worked across a wide array of airline functions including: maintenance, catering, airports, flight operations, commercial, loyalty and lounges. He has a particular focus on aircraft maintenance, especially airframe and contract (re)negotiation, and leads the firm’s maintenance practice activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Ian Glover joined the Seabury Group in early 2006, and has over 10 years experience on a wide range of strategic and operational projects across 4 continents. Mr. Glover brings five years of consulting experience, combining management consulting skills with a specialized focus in aviation and aerospace. He has worked with several major North and South American, European and Asia Pacific airlines, Tier 1 aerospace suppliers and industry investors.
Stewart Lynn joined Seabury consulting in 2006 and has worked on five continents for airlines, MROs, aerospace companies, and private equity firms. Mr. Lynn brings 7 years of consulting experience, combining generalist management and strategy skills with a specialized focus in aviation and aerospace.
Tej Mehta has been in the aviation and aerospace industry for over 12 years. He joined Seabury in January 2008, and has since worked with several clients around the world, including several major airlines, Tier 1 aerospace companies, major MROs and prominent financial institutions.
He has advised clients on several key business issues including strategy development, business planning, post-merger integration, full operational turnarounds, due diligence screenings, market forecasting, and contracts benchmarking.